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How to get changes from a hotfix package 

There were several requests asking to provide information on what exactly is changed in a hotfix and what’s included as a dependency. I understand this may be helpful when after a hotfix installation you need to merge the new Microsoft code with your customization. Below is the description how to get hotfix changes from a...Read more

Microsoft Dynamics AX update installer throws an exception. 

I recently had the following error show up in my queue. An unexpected exception occurred during setup. See the log file C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Dynamics AX\Dynamics AX Setup Logs\2016-02-03 22-34-07\DynamicsSetupLog.txt for details. The log had the following. Exception: System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException Message: The parameter value must be greater than zero. Parameter name: textLength FullText: System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException: The parameter value must be...Read more

Warning when installing AX 2012 R3 Application hotfix: The model store you selected requires a newer version of the installer than the one you’re using. 

Scenario: When you try to install a single Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Application hotfix you may sometime experience the following warning; and installation will not proceed further: The model store you selected requires a newer version of the installer than the one you’re using.  The latest version of the update installer can be downloaded from...Read more

Crash and Hang analysis on LCS 

Starting with the March release we’ve introduced a new feature in LCS for Crash and Hang analysis. Currently the feature is in the Beta phase, so it will need to be activated from the “Preview feature management” menu – “Public preview features” – “Crash and Hang Analysis”. After you activate the feature, it will appear...Read more

[AX 2012 R3] Why is my Kernel build version not changing after installing CU-8 or the latest binary hotfix? 

Scenario:You have downloaded the CU-8 hotfix from partnersource/customersource and/or are using the LCS Update installer to download and install CU-8 on your AX 2012 R3 RTM. You have completed the install and been through the software update checklist. Later you run AX client and click on Help > About, and notice that the Kernel build...Read more

FAQ: Microsoft Dynamics AX Kernel Hotfixes 

This blog article attempts to address some of the questions we are commonly asked relating to kernel hotfixes. It is primarily written for AX 2012, R2 and R3 but many of the concepts are relevant to previous versions. It briefly covers the other types of AX hotfix but this is primarily to illustrate what a kernel hotfix is and how it differs from the other...Read more